The Last day to register and be guaranteed a shirt on Race day is March 20th!
The 1 Day for the K.I.A. 24 Hour Endurance Run is a fundraiser to create scholarships for the children of military service members who have been killed in action, missing in action, prisoner of war, or disabled due to duty. Our event and organization consists primarily of ROTC Cadets, The Ohio State University students, and veterans under the guidance of current and former military officers and fallen military families. 1 Day for the K.I.A. also serves to raise awareness regarding Ohio State Buckeyes, to include 920+ alumni, former faculty/staff, and family members of current students who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting our nation's conflicts. To read more about our organization and cause, please visit: www.1dayforthekia.org
The 1 Day for the K.I.A. 24 Hour Endurance Run serves as the primary fundraiser for the Living Legacy Scholarship. Held in April of each year, it is a traditional 24 Hour Endurance Run in that runners have exactly one day to cover as many miles / laps as they can around a short course. Our .711 USATF certified, paved loop meanders around the picturesque Oval – the large green space at the center of The Ohio State University's campus. As a tribute to the 920+ OSU alumni and others who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we outline our course with nearly 1,000 lanterns, each with the name of a fallen service member.
Electronic Chip Timing in the form of an ankle bracelet is used. We are also very proud to feature a medical team consisting of a medical professor and his students. This team remains on site for the entire 24 hours to provide physical adjustments in addition to any emergency care that may be required.
Relay teams of up to 4 individuals may also register. Each relay team will be given one lap counter, hence only one runner from each team can be on the course at a given time. Relay teams will be competing against other relay teams of the same size.
Refunds will be given until February 1st. The full order will be returned minus the registration fee of twenty dollars. After this date no refunds will be given, no exception.
1 Day for the K.I.A. maintains a small team of "Sponsored Runners" (ROTC Cadets and/or 1DK Team Members) that we officially support and help gain sponsorships, donations dependent on miles ran that are 100% attributed to the scholarship fund. We feature these "Sponsored Runners" on our website and provide an online capability to secure sponsorships that does not collect credit card information. Ultimately, our team manually emails or calls their sponsors to secure the incurred donation after the event.
As this process is very man-hour intensive, we are unfortunately unable to provide this capability to all of our runners. We do not currently have the software infrastructure offered by larger philanthropies that automatically manage and safe guard credit card information of participants.
However, to those who wish to do additional fundraising for the scholarship, please do not take this as a sign that we do not appreciate your motives. Although we cannot officially support you and are not liable for your sponsorship agreements, we do have a recommended method to complete donations if you choose to pursue additional fundraising on your own. Upon emailing the race director with your inquiry, you will be provided with a document that can help build credibility in your search for sponsors and instructions on how to send in consolidated donations.
Thank you very much for considering doing additional fundraising. This is a very necessary cause. Please remember that 100% of any additional donations you make, not including your registration fee, is tax-deductible and will be attributed to the scholarship! Please go to 1dayfortheKIA.org/donate !
We understand that the race admission fee is somewhat higher than equivalent events. We, however, ask that you see it as a donation to our organization rather than a fee. All registration fees go toward the operational costs of the race and 1 Day for the K.I.A. as an organization. Because we generate all the necessary operational funding from the registration fees, 1DK merchandise sales, and operation specific gifts, we are able to attribute gifts of all other forms (corporate sponsors, sponsored runner sponsorships, and scholarship specific gifts) to the scholarship fund. For example, if an individual wishes to make a donation entirely to the scholarship fund, they are able to do so via the link provided on our website (www.1dayforthekia.org). We would not take any cut of it for operational funding.
Our event takes place on The Ohio State University's Oval - the massive picturesque green space at the center of campus. The circular loop path will take you around the Oval, swinging around the famous Thompson Library. You will be able to see / experience almost every sector of campus during your endeavor!
The .711 mile loop has a vertical elevation difference of 18 feet, making it THE FLATTEST course of its kind in Ohio! The Oval does have a sporadic arrangement of lights. For some these may be enough, however, if you're one that needs to see your path clearly, consider bringing a headlamp.
There will be one aid station which will be located on the south side of the Thompson Library.
We are able to provide:
- all food and drink for 24 hours
- medical personnel
- port-a-johns right next to the course / aid station and also in a nearby building.
If you are interested in bringing a personal tent, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP by contacting 1DKinfo@1dayforthekia.org. We are working to get as much space available for tents but it may be limited. Included in registration is a complimentary brunch at the conclusion of the race at the Heirloom Cafe located across the street from the oval, space is limited so if you plan on attending please RSVP by March 27.
Can't make it to Columbus on April 9th? Register to be a Virtual Runner: http://www.1dayforthekia.org/virtual-runner/
If you are a student in college we have good news for you! We now offer a college student discount of $50! To get the code and verify you identity please email the race director with a copy of your student ID. Only valid for purchases after 1 Dec. 2015. Note: For teams, only one coupon per team, the entire team must be college students to receive the discount.
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